STATE TIMES NEWS
NEW DELHI: Minister for Health and Medical Education, Dr Devinder Kumar Manyal called on Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare Jagat Prakash Nadda here on Wednesday and discussed various projects pertaining to Health & Medical Education in the State of Jammu and Kashmir.
In his meeting with the Union Minister, the issues which were discussed include up gradation of various health institutions in the State. After threadbare discussion on the projects, Union Minister assured of all possible support to J&K for upgradation of healthcare infrastructure. In addition, the balance amount of Rs 267.33 Crore under Prime Ministers Development Package (PMDP) was released.
The project regarding upgradation of SMGS Hospital, Jammu and Lal Ded Hospital, Srinagar was also agreed in view of the high bed occupancy in these tertiary care health institutions.
Union Health & Family Welfare Minister also sanctioned High Dependency Unit (HDU) & Intensive Care Unit (ICU) for SMGS Hospital, Jammu & Lal Ded Hospital, Srinagar respectively at an estimated cost of Rs 2 Crore each. The Union Minister was assured by Devinder Kumar Manyal that the admission in the new five Medical Colleges of the State shall be started at the earliest.
Union Minister also assured for sanctioning of other projects submitted by the State that included upgradation of New Operation Theatre Complexes at Government Medical College Jammu and Srinagar, Establishment of Eye Hospital, Skills & Simulation Lab etc.
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